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  • Monthly Archives: August 2012

    Deterring Illegal Immigration in Alabama

    Arizona immigration law

    The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision on Monday over Alabama’s Arizona-style immigration law, enjoining many provisions similar to those that the Supreme Court held were preempted by federal law when it issued its decision in June concerning Arizona’s law but upholding other key provisions. In U.S. v … More

    Egypt's Military Buildup in Sinai Violates Its Peace Treaty with Israel

    April 20, 2012 - Cairo, Egypt - Egyptian Islamist and Liberal parties march together into Tahrir Square for the first time since early in the revolution.

    Egypt is preparing a military offensive against Islamist militants in the Sinai who have launched a series of terrorist attacks against Egyptian border guards in an effort to weaken the central government and provoke a war with Israel. This campaign is expected to include armored forces and air strikes in … More

    North Caucasus Suicide Bombing Highlights Russia's Islamist Terrorism Problem

    This undated screen grab taken from the website hunafa.com shows a man identified as Chechen Islamist rebel leader Doku Umarov. (Photo: AFP/Hunafa.com)

    The suicide bombing on August 19 in the North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia in Russia is a tragic reminder of increasing extremist violence in this troubled region. The suicide bomber targeted participants in the funeral of the police officer killed in a shooting incident the day before. The explosion killed … More

    Back to School: A School District Turnaround in Michigan

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    The Highland Park School District near Detroit, Michigan, is undergoing major reform this year as emergency manager Joyce Parker turns the district’s schools over to a private charter company. Highland Park is currently in the lowest 10 percent of Michigan school districts, with Highland Park Community High School ranking in … More

    Religious Freedom Means "Sticking up for All Believers"

    Seamus Hasson, founder and president emeritus of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, receiving The Heritage Foundation's Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship. Photo credit: Shealah Craighead.

    The crowd erupted into disarmed laughter when Kevin J. “Seamus” Hasson got to the point. “I have to say when it comes to religious freedom and the other great constitutional questions at the moment that are at stake: However bad you think things are, however bleak it looks, however dire … More

    VIDEO: The Bloggers Briefing Featuring Author Dinesh D'Souza

    The Bloggers Briefing

    What will America look like in 2016? Dinesh D’Souza is troubled by the big-government policies that President Obama has implemented in his first term. He’s terrified about what could be in store for the future. In his new book, “Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream,” D’Souza outlines what’s at stake … More

    Iranian Earthquake Victims Blame Their Own Government

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    The fracture between Iran’s autocratic government and its people is growing ever wider in the aftermath of the two earthquakes that hit northern Iran last weekend. Tehran’s inadequate response is drawing strong criticism from theAzerbaijan region ofIran, where 16,000 people are now homeless and the official count is now 306 … More

    Morning Bell: Bringing Medicaid into the Debate

    Newscom

    Medicare is an emotionally charged program because it provides health insurance coverage for the elderly. But Medicaid covers America’s poor and disabled—and no one wants to see them harmed, either. However, like Medicare, Medicaid is also in desperate need of reform if it is to continue serving the people it … More

    Will the President Clarify His "Flexibility" Remarks on Missile Defense?

    Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev at nuclear summit in South Korea.

    Cliff May, president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, writes in his recent article that too few people are interested in finding out what was behind President Obama’s “flexibility” comments to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in March and whether Obama made secret deals with the Russians. On March 26, … More

    Voter ID Challenger "Happy As a Clam" to Get Free ID in Pennsylvania

    93-year-old Viviette Applewhite holds up the free voter ID she obtained in Philadelphia. Photo: Michael Bryant/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT

    In another victory for voter ID, last week a Pennsylvania district court rejected a challenge to stop the state’s new voter ID law from going into effect before the upcoming presidential election. Now the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Viviette Applewhite, the lead plaintiff in the case who claimed that she … More